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The SleepOver Challenge; How to Judge Yourself and Others

Serving as Family Law Attorney leads to having information that you wish you did NOT have.


From swinging key parties to recreational substance abuse, the surprises just keep coming.  I am constantly surprised at what “normal” people are doing, even your neighbors.

One way to judge your actions is to ask yourself “Do I pass the SleepOver Challenge?” This simple test is whether you would allow your child to go to a sleepover at the neighbor’s house if they were doing what you were doing.

If you answer “yes,” then a Judge would likely be okay with your conduct (assuming you are in the bounds of societal norms).  If your answer is “no,” then it’s time to re-examine what you are doing.

And, if you are engaging in some really bizarre behind closed doors conduct, just disregard this, keep it to yourself and don’t invite anyone for a sleepover.

Matthew Thompson is a Child Custody Attorney practicing Family Law in Mississippi.

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The Middle Finger Next Door. (Shooting the Bird, The Bird is the Word)

In what seems to be one of the wildest “family law” stories this year, a Michigan man purchased the home next door to his ex-wife, but that is not all…


He erected a giant “middle finger” statue.  It’s lighted too.  According to the disgruntled divorcee, his ex is living with her boyfriend in the home. The same boyfriend who he accused her of having an affair with during the marriage.  He reports the statue is for him, not the ex.  The ex-husband was quoted as saying that he is “so over her.” Obviously. The bird is the word.

Matthew Thompson is Family Law Attorney in Mississippi, “The Hospitality State.,” and reminds you that “shooting the bird” is not hospitable!

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